Rosie chicken (from Petaluma) veloute with melted leeks and semolina dumplings
From Chef de Cuisine Les Goodman at Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen
For the dumplings:
- 5 fl. Oz milk
- 2 oz. semolina
- 1 small egg, beaten
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Salt and pepper
- 1.5 tsp butter
1. Place milk in medium saucepan with butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, bring to a boil.
2. Remove from the heat and stir in semolina. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens forming a stiff dough.
3. Add Beaten egg and mix well.
4. Drop small spoonful of mixture into simmering liquid (ie. Stock, soups, sauces,) and cook for 10 minutes.
For chicken broth:
- 1 ea, whole chicken
- 1 cup, garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cup onions
- .5 cup carrots
- .5 cup celery
- 1 bunch, fresh thyme
- 1 bunch, fresh dill
- 1 Tbl, whole black peppercorns
- 1 Tbl, chicken bouillon
- 8 oz. butter
- 8 oz AP flour
- 3 cups, leeks, chopped
1. Place all the ingredients together in a large stock pot. Cover with water and let come to a boil, then turn the heat down, and allow to simmer for a few hours.
2. Strain the soup, and clean all the meat off the chicken. You should have about 6 quarts of soup base.
3. In another stock pot melt your butter and sweat the leeks then mix the flour in and cook for about 5 minutes then whisk in your soup base. This will help to thicken the soup and give it a lovely creamy look and velvety texture. If the soup turns out a bit too thick you can add cream.
Dry Creek Kitchen
317 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448